Federal elections

Identity shapes values, making the political personal

Election season in an (unofficially) two-party democracy is always nerve-wracking. The argument constantly resurfaces over which party leader is stronger, or even the lesser of two evils.Continue...

At panel discussion, Queen’s experts talk federal election issues

Leading up to the federal election on Oct. 21, Queen’s School of Policy Studies is hosting a series of roundtable discussions featuring four experts on topics including domestic policy, migration, and foreign policy.Continue...

Federal Conservatives’ anti-university attitude won’t fly

When politicians target universities, they diminish hard-working students and professors sharing knowledge and curiosity—not some imagined intellectual elite.Continue...

Updated: Gerretsen wins by landslide

After 78 days of campaigning, Liberal candidate Mark Gerretsen has been declared the Member of Parliament to represent Kingston and the Islands in Ottawa.Continue...

Queen's hosts debate for Kingston and the Islands MP candidates

All five federal MP candidates for Kingston and the Islands — Conservative Andy Brooke, Green Nathan Townend, Liberal Mark Gerretsen, Libertarian Luke McAllister and NDP Daniel Beals — took to the podium in Grant Hall to debate student-centric issues Thursday night.Continue...

A guide to voting in the federal election

They say the first time’s always special.Continue...

Go vote

Before using the Vote Compass, I thought it would be a fun little activity with no bearing on how I would actually vote. Seeing the results, however, caused me to reflect on the phenomenon of people supporting politicians whose politics they don’t necessarily agree with.Continue...